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February 13, 2014
07:37 EDTBX, GS, KKRBiomet considers IPO, WSJ reports
Orthopedic device manufacturer Biomet, taken private in 2007 by four buyout firms, is in talks with banks about a return to public ownership, sources say, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company was acquired in 2007 for about $11.3B by Blackstone Group (BX), KKR (KKR), TPG and Goldman Sachs Group's (GS) buyout arm. Reference Link
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June 29, 2015
06:07 EDTBXBMW, Macquarie expected to bid for ANZ Banking unit, Reuters reports
According to a source familiar of the situation, BMW and Macquarie Group are among the companies expected to make a bid for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's car and equipment loan book, Reuters reports. Additionally, buyout firms Carlyle (CG), Blackstone (BX) and TPG have requested information memorandums for the sale. The unit could fetch more than the $6.35B book value of the loans, the source says. Reference Link
June 28, 2015
16:42 EDTGSGoldman Sachs will look to other countries if Britain leaves EU, Reuters says
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June 26, 2015
07:28 EDTKKRKKR-backed Coffee Day plans $181M IPO in India, Bloomberg reports
Coffee Day Enterprises, which includes KKR (KKR) among its investors, plans to raise as much as $181M from an initial share sale in India, Bloomberg reports. Kotak Mahindra Capital, Citi (C), and Morgan Stanley (MS) are among the managers to the planned sale, the report says. Reference Link
June 25, 2015
07:56 EDTGSMLB Advanced media considering IPO, NY Post reports
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07:48 EDTKKRMorgan Stanley disregards Fed guidelines with $1B loan, NY Post reports
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07:13 EDTGSFed director says full transparency in stress testing can be 'enormous weakness'
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June 24, 2015
10:00 EDTGSOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy downgrades include: Autoliv (ALV) downgraded to Sell from Neutral at Goldman... Catamaran (CTRX) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS... Citi (C) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... Esperion (ESPR) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse... Fortinet (FTNT) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi... General Motors (GM) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Goldman... Goldman Sachs (GS) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank... IBERIABANK (IBKC) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Baird... Independent Bank (INDB) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at Baird... Inphi (IPHI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Northland... MoneyGram (MGI) downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Macquarie... Sensata (ST) downgraded to Hold from Buy at Cross Research... Teradyne (TER) downgraded to Buy from Conviction Buy at Goldman... Alcobra (ADHD) downgraded to Hold from Speculative Buy at WBB Securities.
06:37 EDTGSDeutsche downgrades Citi, Goldman after share rallies
Deutsche Bank analyst Matt O'Connor recommends using the strong share performance of both Citi (C) and Goldman Sachs (GS) as on opportunity to take profits. The analyst this morning downgraded shares of both investment banks to Hold from Buy. Citi is up 21% from the lows on January 30 while Goldman is up 30% since July 1, 2014, the analyst points out. On Citi, O'Connor sees less near term upside with fixed income trading entering a seasonally weak period and core cost reductions largely over. On Goldman, the analyst sees a lack of catalysts to drive the stock meaningfully higher in the near term. His top picks among U.S. Banks are Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan (JPM), M&T Bank (MTB) and SunTrust (STI).
06:27 EDTGSGoldman Sachs downgraded to Hold from Buy at Deutsche Bank
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June 23, 2015
10:19 EDTBXReno shoe chain hires bankers to explore sale, Reuters reports
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09:03 EDTKKR3M to buy Capital Safety from KKR in deal valued at $2.5B
3M (MMM) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Capital Safety from KKR (KKR) for a total enterprise value of $2.5B, including the assumption of approximately $700M of debt, net of cash acquired. The business employs approximately 1,500 people worldwide and is headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota. On a GAAP reported basis, 3M estimates the acquisition to be 4c dilutive to earnings in the first 12 months following completion of the transaction. Excluding purchase accounting adjustments and anticipated one-time expenses related to the transaction and integration, 3M estimates the acquisition to be 12c accretive to earnings over the same period. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals. 3M will finance the transaction with existing cash, a portion of which will come from outside the U.S.
08:45 EDTKKRKKR toa cquire C.H.I. Overhead Doors from FFL, terms not disclosed
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06:53 EDTGSPSAV prepares for IPO that could raise roughly $300M, Bloomberg says
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June 22, 2015
08:15 EDTKKRKKR announces strategic investment in Tarena
KKR (KKR) announced a strategic investment into Tarena International (TEDU), a provider of professional education services in China. In this transaction, KKR and Shaoyun Han, founder, Chairman and CEO of Tarena, had entered into definitive agreements to purchase an aggregate of $90.5M of ordinary shares in the company from existing pre-IPO shareholders, which are funds managed by affiliates of Goldman Sachs and IDG Technology Venture Investments, LLC. Pursuant to these agreements, KKR has agreed to purchase 6,826,263 Class A ordinary shares, representing an approximately 13% stake in the company, from the selling shareholders for a total purchase price of $70M. Han has agreed to purchase 2,000,000 Class A ordinary shares, representing an approximately 3.8% stake in the company, from the selling shareholders for a total purchase price of $20.5M, in private transactions. Han intends to fund the purchase through the issuance of a convertible bond to KKR, issued by an entity wholly owned by Han. The share purchase and sale transactions are expected to close in July, subject to customary closing conditions. KKR’s investment is through its China Growth Fund. Further details of the transaction are not disclosed.
08:06 EDTKKRTarena announces investment from KKR and Tarena CEO Shaoyun Han
Tarena (TEDU) announced that KKR (KKR) and Shaoyun Han, founder, chairman and CEO of Tarena, had entered into definitive agreements to purchase an aggregate of $90.5M of ordinary shares in the Company from existing pre-IPO shareholders, which are funds managed by affiliates of Goldman Sachs and IDG Technology Venture Investments, LLC. Pursuant to these agreements, KKR has agreed to purchase 6,826,263 Class A ordinary shares, representing an approximately 13% stake in the Company, from the selling shareholders for $70M, and Shaoyun Han has agreed to purchase 2,000,000 Class A ordinary shares, representing an approximately 3.8% stake in the company, from the selling shareholders for $20.5M, in private transactions. Mr. Han intends to fund the purchase through the issuance by an entity wholly owned by Han of a convertible bond to KKR.
08:02 EDTKKRTransphorm announces new $70M investment led by KKR
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June 18, 2015
11:02 EDTBXBlackstone company Onyx establishes strategic alliance with Corvias
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06:36 EDTGSGoldman tells interns not to stay in office overnight, Reuters reports
Goldman Sachs (GS), which has been looking to improve working conditions for its investment-banking interns, has set new guidelines, under which interns are expected to stay away from the office between midnight and 7 a.m. during weekdays, Reuters reports, citing company sources and confirmed by a Goldman spokesperson. Following the 2013 death of a Bank of America (BAC) intern in London, Goldman and other banks have taken steps to encourage its junior employees to take time off. Reference Link
06:21 EDTGSFour banks to pay nearly $1B to settle forex rigging suit, AFP reports
Goldman Sachs (GS), BNP Paribas (BNPQY), Barclays (BCS), and HSBC (HSBC) have all reached separate agreements to settle a U.S. civil lawsuit over alleged foreign exchange rigging in deals totaling approximately $1B, AFP reports, citing sources close to the situation. The agreements are preliminary and are subject to change, the sources told AFP, confirming an earlier report on the settlements from the Wall Street Journal. Barclays is expected to pay $375M, HSBC $285M, BNP Paribas roughly $200M, and Goldman Sachs about $130M, the report says.The four banks' pending agreements would settle the civil lawsuit filed by Scott & Scott and Hausfeld that claims their traders manipulated the forex market to boost the banks' profits, AFP reports. Reference Link
06:01 EDTGSBanks to settle civil forex lawsuit for nearly $2B, WSJ reports
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